Loss & Damage in Bangladesh: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities from Climbing a Learning Curve to Understand Loss and Damage at the National Level, Workshop report
A summary of the ongoings of the workshop on Loss and Damage held in June, 2013 in Bonn, Germany
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change's (IPCC) fifth assessment report sumarizing the state of the worlds climate with the release of the summary for policy makers released on Friday, 27th September
The much-awaited Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened last week with the releases on 27 September 2013 of the Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Working Group I (WG1) Report, and the release on 30 September of the unedited version of the Report itself.
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director ICCCAD says
"The IPCC has confirms what many millions of people in the developing world are already well aware of, namely that the weather patterns have already changed for the worse. People in richer countries are vulnerable too, as floods, droughts and storms in Europe, North America and Australia have shown, but because of political inertia and powerful vested interests that have dominated media narratives for decades, they are less aware of the links between these impacts and their carbon emissions. Climate change affects us all and we must tackle it together. The time has come for global solidarity. This would enable the individual polluter (be they in a rich country or poor country) to recognise his or her personal responsibility and to try to connect with the victims of their pollution. Climate change ignores borders, but so do friendship and solidarity. It is time for national interests to give way to the global good. I hope the strong message from IPCC will galvanise actions by politicians and publics around the world."
Global Climate Change Scientists come to Bangladesh to learn about Resilience
15-21 September 2013
The participants of the first Resilience Academy, near Dhaka Bangladesh
Over two-dozen global experts working on climate change adaptation will be spending a week in Bangladesh from 15th to 21st September studying resilience to climate change with a special focus on the risk situation in Bangladesh. They will be attending the first Resilience Academy being jointly organised by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) based at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) with the Institute for Environment and Human Security (EHS) based at the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn, Germany and the Munich Re Foundation (MRF). It will be an annual event from this year. Five Resilience Academies are planned, alternately in Bangladesh and Germany. Their first four Academies form two pairs. One cohort of participants will attend the first and second Academy; a second cohort will attend the third and fourth Academy. Each set of Academies will be held once in the South, in Bangladesh near Dhaka, and once in the North, near Munich in Germany. This gives participants a chance to change perspectives. The fifth and final Academy will bring the two cohorts together. In each cohort, the participants will begin projects in the first year, and bring them into the second year. Together with the fifth event, this model will give the participants the opportunity to deepen their individual competence as well as strengthen their network.